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Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree

December 17th 2010
November 1st to December 17th On November 7th I finally made it out of Sydney to visit the Blue Mountains with Simon and two of his co-workers. The Blue Mountains is a part of a protected World Heritage wildlife area. The air above the forest has a blue hue due to mist from the abundant eucalypt vegetation. (The air also smells fabulous because of the Eucalyptus.) Katoomba, the ma ... read more
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Australian Flag Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name... ... read more
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